Lightning struck early in the game against the Tennessee Titans. The Jacksonville Jaguars fell behind early and never recovered, losing 38 – 19. Most of all, the kicking game is still a work in progress or a total disaster. A missed extra point and field goal just added to the misery of the day.
Tennessee scored on the third play of the game via scoop and score on a fumble by Dan Arnold. As controversial as it was, did Arnold make a football move after the reception? Evidently, the replay official thought Arnold did make a football move just as he got hit. Remember, all scoring plays get reviewed.
Jaguars fans can point to all the debatable officiating but Jacksonville had a chance to win the game. It can be argued that some play calls were dumbfounding. Why, oh why, was James Robinson standing on the sideline in the red zone and goal-line opportunities.
Robinson ran for 100 yards in the first half. He finished the game with 149 yards on 18 carries with a first-half touchdown. Explain to the world why Carlos Hyde was in the game on the costly 4th and goal on the six inch line. Also, Trevor Lawrence scored on the play before – despite the replay official’s ruling.
The game was within reach at halftime 24-13. Derrick Henry ran and ran. He finished the game with 130 yards on 29 carries with three touchdowns. Tennessee closed out the game in the second half by running the workhorse.
Lawrence is getting better each week and more efficient with the ball. He completed 23 of 33 passes for 273 yards with one touchdown and an interception on the last play of the game. Arnold caught six passes for 64 yards. Jamal Agnew caught six passes for 41 yards and Tavon Austin caught five passes for 54 yards. Here’s what’s the most puzzling about the play calling.
Laviska Shenault caught one pass for 58 yards on three targets. Marvin Jones caught one pass for 25 yards on five targets. Were the Jaguars top receiving targets covered or used as decoys. Seems like Lawrence has to get the ball to Shenault, after all he is your big explosive option since D.J. Chark is probably lost for the season.
It seems like there is a huge disconnect among the offensive coaches. From situational play calls to personnel groupings on the field, something does not look or feel right. Perhaps the past drama this week has Urban Meyer stepping back and allowing his coordinators call the game.
Jacksonville travels to London for a match against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Let’s hope the coaching staff makes the corrections in order to get a win over Miami. Be sure to catch the current JJC podcast where Andre Moultry accurately discusses the Jaguars situation in each podcast episode.